Projecting a professional image
by Andy Bryenton
Dargaville’s ANZAC Theatre enjoyed an early Christmas during the holiday break, with the arrival of brand new state-of-the-art projection equipment to replace their original ageing machinery.
Now fully installed, the new technology means that the cinema is ahead of projection upgrades worldwide. They will officially launch their laser projector with a gala screening of Little Women, and new wartime epic 1917, incorporating a community mixer and snacks in between. See page two for times and details.
The state-of-the-art laser projector arrived just in time for Christmas, with an installation date of December 23. Very few theatres in New Zealand have yet made the change to this new standard, but future films are sure to be shot and edited with laser projection technology in mind. ANZAC Theatre spokespeople were enthusiastic about the move and full of praise for those who have helped donate to make it possible.
“Local service groups and numerous local individuals collectively donated $33,000 towards the purchase of this equipment, an amazing contribution and one we are very humbled by,” they said. “That, along with grants from Foundation North and The Lotteries Commission, has allowed us to replace our old projector.”